A letter in the April 2017 volume of the Lancet Global Health denounces the mounting cases of sexual assault of women traveling from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe and proposes implications for practice for the health sector.
Click Here to visit The Lancet Global Health portal.
Click Here to read a compelling vision for global human mobility by Francois Crépeau of McGill University, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, posted in openDemocracy.net.
The newly launched website for "Public Health Awakened", a group of public health professionals organizing for health, equity, and justice formed in response to the Trump administration, has released a guide for public health actions for immigrant rights.
You can access their website and guide here.
In his article "I Grew Up in The World's Largest Refugee Camp - What Happens When It Closes?", Asad Hussein reflects on the consequences of a possible closure for those who were born and raised in the camp.
Read the full article in The Guardian's website.
Jayatissa and Wickramage's study suggests that while father being a migrant worker had a positive effect on childcare practices and birthweight of the child child, undernutrition was a major concern in the poorest households where the mother was a migrant worker.
Find the article in PubMed here.
Owen Barder and Petra Krylová from the Center for Global Development rank the world's richest countries according to how well their policies help the global migrant population. Canada's policies ranked 4th.
Read the full report here.
"Governments of origin, transit and destination countries are struggling on how best to manage unauthorized migration flows. (...) Although in the past legalization was the typical remedy, recently the issue has become highly contentious, emotive and politicized, with vocal arguments for and against granting legal status to unauthorized migrants."
Click HERE to read the full text.
The Mediterranean Missing research project has sought to understand both the impact on families of having a relative missing in migration, and the law, policy and practice around the identification of bodies of dead
migrants in Italy and Greece.
For further information on this project and its findings click HERE.
The Lancet Comment: "The Next WHO Director-General's Highest Priority: A Global Treaty on the Human Right to Health"
The Lancet has recently published a Comment article signed by a panel of experts calling for a global treaty on the Right to Health. Click HERE to read the full article in PDF.
The virtual issue is an invitation to further reflect and stimulate debate on international political sociologies of human mobilities across the world. A range of governmental practices, including incarceration, humanitarianism, border closure, regulating marriage, resilience and racialized policies seek to shape, steer, contain, and manage human cross-border mobilities with multiple effects for individuals, families, communities and the enactment of transnational interdependencies.
The articles will be freely accessible for the next two months.
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